§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what information he has as to the relative chances of suffering injury when travelling (a) by bus, (b) by coach, (c) by train and (d) by car; and how these figures compare. with those for 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975 and 1980, respectively;
(2) what information he has as to the relative chances, per mile of travel, of being killed when travelling by (a) bus, (b) coach, (c) train and (d) car; and how these figures compare with those for 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975 and 1980, respectively.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Comparison of death and injury rates between the different modes was discussed in "Road86W Accidents Great Britain 1982" pages 15–16, available in the Library, showing data for 1982. Bus and coach casualties cannot be separated.
Because of changing definitions and other difficulties explain in RAGB, comparisons on a similar basis cannot readily be made for earlier years. Broadly, bus and coach death rates have been falling since 1965 as have car death rates. Train deaths are too sporadic for a trend to be discernible.